AFTA-STUBA!

Posted By : Jeff Moore
Piece Title : Afta-Stuba!
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Dificulty Rating :
Level : Junior
Composer / Arranger : Ford, Mark (1958-)
Composer / Arranger Details:

Mark Ford is the coordinator of percussion activities at The University of North Texas in Denton, Texas and a Past-President of the Percussive Arts Society. He is a marimba specialist and the coordinator of one of the largest percussion programs in the United States at UNT. Ford is an active performer on the marimba and he has been featured throughout the United States at universities and music conferences. He also regularly performs at International Music Festivals in South America, Asia, Australia and Europe.

With several marimba and percussion CDs to his credit, Mark’s recordings have further established his dedication to excellence in music. Ford’s solo marimba CDs, Motion Beyond and Polaris, have received outstanding reviews including The Instrumentalist which stated Ford`s performance is "superb and his compositional style is equally outstanding." Mark has also recorded two DVDs and a CD with Japanese virtuoso marimbist Keiko Abe and the UNT Wind Symphony.

As a composer Mark Ford has written several popular works for solo marimba and percussion ensemble including Head Talk, Polaris, Kingdom Lore Fanfare, Stubernic, Afta-Stuba!, Heads Up! and The Surface of Life. His compositions have been performed at universities and concert halls throughout the world and also featured on National Public Radio. Ford is also the author of Marimba: Technique Through Music, a four-mallet marimba method book published by Innovative Percussion, Inc. Mark’s latest composition, Marimba Heritage is a mallet ensemble showcase. The work is built on motives of numerous marimba solos and is designed to honor the tradition of solo marimba performance.

Ford has been recognized as a leading percussion educator and his UNT Percussion Ensemble was selected as a winner in the 2009 PAS International Percussion Ensemble Competition. Mark Ford proudly represents Dynasty Percussion, The Zildjian Company, Evans Drum Heads, Latin Percussion and Innovative Percussion Inc. as performing artist and clinician.

For more information on Mark Ford and the UNT Percussion Area, please go to www.music.unt.edu/percussion.

 


Total Number of Percussionists Required :3 Percussionist(s)
Categories : Tuned Percussion
Instrument / Discipline : Mallet Trios
Instrumentation : N/A
Range of Instruments / Number of Drums : 4 1/3 Octave Marimba
Written for / Commissioned by : Dedicated to Laura (Mark Ford`s wife)
Permission given for Youtube video by Copyright holder
and Youtube Channel Owner. Recorded / Provided by:
 With thanks to Pulse Percussion - Belgium
Accompanied :N/A
Publisher :Innovative Percussion, Inc.
Publishers Website :www.innovativepercussion.com
Publisher Details :

Innovative Percussion is a mallet and stick manufacturer based in Nashville Tennessee. They also distribute publications of a high quality. For more information logon to www.innovativepercussion.com.

Year Composed / Copyright Date :2000 /  2000
Duration :8Minutes
No. of Mallets/Sticks Required :2
Special Needs :N/A
Sheet Music Available From :www.southernpercussion.co.uk/product.php/afta-stuba!      Check to see if in stock
Programme Notes / Performance Details :

"Premiered at PASIC 2000, "Afta-Stuba!," which is written for three marimbists performing on one low-A marimba, is a sequel to Mark Fords "Stubemic." (Ford suggests that both pieces could be performed in sequence on the same program.) Those who have played "Stubemic" will recognize motives shared by both pieces. In fact, the main theme of "Afta Stuba!" derives from the first three notes of the theme of the previous composition. In "Afta-Stuba!" Ford exploits the spatial idiosyncracies of the marimba keyboard. The three marimbists must address the keyboard from all points of the compass in order to execute the tightly-written, closely coordinated, three-part counterpoint that characterizes the work. The result is a piece that provides as much fun for its performers as it does for the audience, and one that should be regularly heard on college percussion recitals. " - John R. Raush Percussive Notes, June 2001

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Posted By : Jeff Moore    Date Posted: 19 February 2009 12:00:00 PM
A sequel to Stubernic for three players on one instrument. Needs to be a musser 4.3 for the frame parts. Extended choreography and challenging unison runs.
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